2020-2021 Academic Catalog

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Enrollment Status

Student enrollment status is defined on a quarterly basis in most of the programs of the seminary. One unit of credit is defined as an academic designation denoting a minimum of 30-40 hours of classroom experience, academic preparation, and research. In addition to the following definitions, special guidelines for enrollment certification pertain to certain classes and programs. Contact the Registrar’s Office for details. It is important to note that work continued under a grade of Incomplete or Hold does not constitute enrollment beyond the quarter of registration. In all cases described below, all courses, in any of the three schools, on the Pasadena campus, at Regional Campuses, Online, and in any other way that Fuller offers courses, are counted toward the minimum and maximum load.

Full-time Study. For master’s level programs, both degree and non-degree, the minimum full-time academic load is twelve (12) master’s-level units per quarter. For the Master of Arts in Global Leadership program, full-time study is eight (8) units per quarter. The maximum academic load is twenty (20) units in any quarter.

For PhD programs in the School of Theology and School of Intercultural Studies, six (6) units per quarter at the 700 or 800 doctoral level is a full-time academic load. In the English-language Doctor of Intercultural Studies program, twelve (12) units per quarter at the 700 or 800 level is full-time study.

For Doctor of Ministry students, twelve (12) units in any given quarter constitutes full-time enrollment for that quarter.

For doctoral students in the School of Psychology & Marriage and Family Therapy, the minimum full-time academic load is twelve (12) units per quarter. The maximum academic load is sixteen (16) units in any given quarter (including Summer Quarter).

Half-Time Study. Six to eleven (6-11) units per quarter constitutes half-time study at the master’s level, and in the doctoral programs in the School of Psychology & Marriage and Family Therapy. For students in the School of Theology and School of Intercultural Studies PhD programs, as well as the School of Theology ThM program, half-time status is defined as three to five (3-5) doctoral units, at the 700 or 800 level, per quarter. The English-language Doctor of Intercultural Studies program defines half-time as six to eleven (6-11) doctoral units, at the 700 or 800 level, per quarter.

In Doctor of Ministry programs, six to eight (6-8) units in any given quarter constitute half-time enrollment for that quarter.

Three Quarter-Time Study. For students receiving veteran’s benefits, eight (8) master’s-level units per quarter constitutes three quarter-time study status. The same is true of School of Psychology & Marriage and Family Therapy doctoral-level classes. Three quarter-time status for School of Intercultural Studies PhD programs is defined as six (6) 800-level units per quarter, and for School of Theology PhD programs, four (4) 800-level units per quarter.

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